Installation of PV system in a church

CAJAMARCA, PERU

LUZ COMUNITARIA CAJAMARCA

INITIATIVE TO PROVIDE COMMUNAL CENTRES WITH ELECTRICITY SERVICE IN RURAL COMMUNITIES

“WE BROUGHT ELECTRICITY TO MAKE EASIER EDUCATION AND MEETING IN SCATTERED, ISOLATED RURAL COMMUNITIES”

Luz Comunitaria-Cajamarca started to provide a basic electricity service, with isolated photovoltaic systems, to community centres (school, churches, health centres, etc.) to localities where we offer home service with the Luz en Casa programme.

Systems installed in these type of centres allow that, for instance, the classroom of the electrified schools can develop activities with audiovisual support or increasing the activity in the churches, which are the usual meeting centres of the communities.

  • System features:
  • 175W
    Photovoltaic panel
  • Lean, 100Ah
    Battery
  • 20A
    Regulator
  • CFL 11W
    5 bulbs
  • LIGHTING
    More than 4h/day
  • DEVICE CHARGING
    Several laptops/dat
  • LOADS
    12Vcc devices up to 6h/day
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SCHOOLS WITH ELECTRICITY

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CHURCHES WITH ELECTRICITY

KEY ASPECTS OF LUZ COMUNITARIA-CAJAMARCA

  • Luz Comunitaria-Cajamarca is developed by acciona.org together with Energía sin Fronteras Foundation and the ICAI Engineers for Development Foundation.
  • The systems of Luz Comunitaria-Cajamarca allowed schools to use the laptops allocated with the "One laptop per child" programme.
  • In these schools some workshops with children were developed, with the aim of making them aware of the conservation and care of the environment, and the advantages of the clean energy.
  • Within the activities of the programme were the first training sessions of local technicians to install the photovoltaic systems for Luz en Casa and Luz Comunitaria-Cajamarca programmes.
  • The German Cooperation (GIZ) collaborated in those sessions, as well as collecting data on centres demands.
  • And, Comunidad de Madrid co-funded ten out of seventeen systems installed.

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